Mend One's Way, Reform One's Self.

We welcome those, detox those, treat those, and provide a sense of community to those struggling with substance use disorders and mental health.

We are pleased to announce:
Our new clinic in Bemidji is NOW open!

What We Do

The Kai Shin Clinic and Treatment Program specializes in working with people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.  It is common for symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress, and others to exacerbate substance use, highlighting the importance of treating both. Our team of experts in addiction and mental health work together with each client to address both mental health and substance use symptoms to help individuals find a greater sense of wellness and quality of life. 

Detox & Maintenance

We offer ambulatory detoxification. This means you’ll detox in the comfort of your own home rather than a facility. You’ll need support, and it won’t be easy, but we will try to ease your withdrawal symptoms and give you the highest quality outpatient treatment available.

Mental Health Management

Many individuals who develop substance use disorders are also diagnosed with co-existing mental health conditions. The high rate of comorbidity between substance use disorders and other mental health conditions calls for an integrated approach that treats both.

Outpatient Treatment

The treatment team at Kai Shin Clinic consists of industry-leading Addiction Medicine Doctors, Psychiatrists, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Mental Health Counselors, and Licensed Psychologists to provide comprehensive care and treatment of the whole person. 

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We are passionate about what we do

We have been refining the needed services over the last couple of years. What you will find as a patient of Kai Shin Clinic is a wraparound service that is second to none here in the Twin Cities.

We offer:

  • Outpatient detoxes if deemed appropriate by your physician
  • Same-day appointments, since addiction needs often cannot wait and are lifesaving
  • Minnesota Insurance Navigator to help you get on insurance
  • Same day medication fills to your pharmacy
  • Comprehensive urine drug testing, pertinent to addiction
  • Psychiatry services and mental health medications for those with co-occurring substance use and mental health
  • Psychological testing, including diagnostic assessments, MMPI, and ADHD testing
  • Therapy services
  • Outpatient medium intensity treatment program
  • Comprehensive Assessments assessments
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What is Addiction?

Addiction is the most severe form of substance use disorder (SUD). It is complex, focusing on using certain substances such as alcohol or illicit drugs that make it difficult for the addicted person to function in their day-to-day life. Even though the use of the substance is causing them problems, they continue to use it.

The person with SUD may have distorted thinking and behaviors. Brain imaging studies have shown changes in areas in the brain related to judgment, decision making, behavior control, and memory. Some structural changes in the brain are responsible for the intense craving the person experiences.

The changes made in the brain of someone repeatedly using a substance can last long after the substance is out of their system. Eventually, they will also build up a tolerance to the substance and need more significant amounts to feel its effects.

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Why Do People Use Addictive Substances?

There are many reasons why people might want to use intoxicating and potentially addictive substances.

  • It often begins with experimentation. They are curious and want to try what their friends are doing. Peer pressure.
  • Escapism is another reason. They want to feel pleasure or even numb. It is a way of relieving stress and forgetting their problems temporarily.
  • Performance enhancement can turn a quick fix into a long-term problem when the fix is an addictive substance.
  • Prescribed a pain pill no fault of their own for a legitimate reason, and now have an addiction to pain pills
  • Family history of addiction, social norm, learned behaviors
  • Self-help for underlying stressors or mental health
  • To get off another addictive substance
  • To escape emotional or physical pain
  • To self-treat depression or anxiety
  • To attempt to help with sleeping issues
  • Social enjoyment
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Can Addiction be Treated?

Whatever the reason for using alcohol or drugs, it is tough to quit by yourself. But with help and support, you can overcome the hold it has had on you. Kai Shin Clinic understands addiction and how to ease the difficulty of breaking the cycle by using an individualized, whole-person approach with board-certified addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry physicians. We offer talented and highly trained mental health and addiction professionals, comprising Medical Doctors, Physician Assistants, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors, and Licensed Clinical Counselors.

At Kai Shin Clinic, we will empower you to set out on your journey to freedom from addiction.  We understand addiction is a disease and doesn’t go in a straight line from A-Z, but instead has twists and turns. We support you in your journey and will help be an advocate and guide for you.

If you are struggling with addiction, contact us today.